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Victim: Ranjith Kankanamalage
Victim: Ranjith Kankanamalage

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New arrest in Tower Hamlets murder investigation

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Ranjith Kankanamalage.

The man was arrested on Wednesday, 27 October, and has been taken into custody.

Ranjith, known as 'Roy', was found dead in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at approximately 07:00hrs on Monday, 16 August, following reports that a man had been found unresponsive.

Officers and LAS paramedics attended the scene and found 50-year-old Ranjith with a head injury. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Thursday, 19 August found the cause of death to have been blunt force trauma to the head.

A 36-year-old man, who was previously arrested in connection with the investigation, has been released on bail to a date in mid-November.

Enquiries remain ongoing.

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